Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Dad's / Masculine 2


  It is with GREAT SADNESS that I tell you of the passing of our dear friend Kathy over the weekend.  She was able to create her cards for June & July but unfortunately was unable to get back to finish her write up.  Here is her beautiful card for June.

 Rest in Peace dear friend ... we are sure going to miss you!


Double D Beach Time


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge 17

                                       Time for challenge 17 at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  Here is a fun Mood Board for you.  I decided on the picture of the panda bear. 


I  love this IO bear.  I have used it many times and in several colors. Today I used it in black and white to mimic the panda bear.  I also used some touches of red like most of the photos have. I used some Tutti Design pine branches a Memory Box sled, and a tutti design twig wreath.  The Joy is from PTI. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Double D White and ONE other color

Our challenge for you at Double D Challenge Blog this time is to use white and one other color. 

WHITE with ONE other color ONLY
(you can use neutrals with your one color
or you can use a neutral AS your one color)

Here is the Mood Board that Diane made for us.  How cute is that one kitten that stands out from his brothers and sisters and mama. 

I might have broken the rules here.  When I started this card I was thing green as my color.  I sponged the peony from Honey Cuts  in yellow green.  Using an Altenew stencil, I sponged  same color  onto white card stock. I topped that with some The macramé die cuts  from the Greetery that my friend Barb sent me.  Thanks, Barb.  I love all the texture and dimension you get without adding much bulk. 

Next came my Honey Cuts Peony. leaves.  I should have cut them from a yellow green card stock, but was thinking they were green, but the card was done and uploaded before I thought about that. I tucked a couple of memory Box flower stems in with the leaves. then the peony and peony bud. I promise this is very easy to layer and you get a lot of bang for your buck.  I got on a roll with different colors and have a nice stash to use throughout the year.  I did not know that they came in yellow until Vicki posted a picture of some from her yard so I have another color to make. 


Go over to the Double D Challenge Blog for lots more inspiration from the design team.  You have a chance to win some pops of color if you link up your design. 

Dies R Us Challenge Dad's Mtti Designs

 Those of you who have looked at my blog know I am all about flowers so it is really difficult for me to create something for the guys, but that is the challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog this time so I did a male birthday card... no flowers but a pine sprig does appear. 


I started with some decorator paper and used a linen textured one for the base.  I cut the Poppy Stamp Happy Birthday three times using white, kraft and a gingham pattern.  I inlaid the the shite happy birthday into the kraft tag and used the gingham happy birthday for the bottom of the card.  The little piece of pine was left on my desk from another design  so I just popped it on the top tag. 

We hope you join us for this masculine challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  It will be a great way to make those Father's Day cards.